Project launched to transport female teachers across Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH: A project for providing transportation facility to female teachers of public school will be launched across the Kingdom for the first time with the beginning of the new semester on Jan. 21.

The project, which aims to serve 6,000 teachers, is currently focused on making the service available in Makkah, Madinah, Tabuk, Asir, and Jazan, where 36 different routes will be covered using 61 buses with 732 seats to serve 64 schools for three-and-a half years.

Tatweer Educational Transportation Services Co. (TTC), the executive arm of the Ministry of Education for school transportation, will hire contractors to execute this project and will ensure the highest levels of comfort and safety.

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The project is expected to cover 62 routes defined by the education minister last September to transport more than 1,000 teachers across the Kingdom.

The project serves teachers who work in schools 150-250 km away from their residences at a nominal fee of SR500 ($134) per month.

The TTC pointed out that it has hired three contractors committed to providing new buses manufactured less than three years ago to start providing services next semester.

It will also allow teachers to rate the service through its electronic registration portal. The buses will be equipped with GPS to provide immediate data about a bus’ speed, location, route and trip duration, in addition to front cameras to monitor the road’s condition, automatic fire suppression systems, and comfortable, well-installed chairs that are made of non-flammable material and contain safety belts.

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Teachers who wish to get themselves registered for the service should visit the TTC website to benefit from the facility.

Source Credit: Arab News

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